Photo: Martin Hieslmair
Launched in the U.K. in 2004.
BCL is “an artistic research framework” that extends beyond the field of science, art and design. It was launched by Shiho Fukuhara and Georg Tremmel in 2004 in the U.K. Its mission is to connect people and technologies, by revealing technological possibilities. In Biopresence (2004), they embedded human DNA into the DNA of trees and proposed this form of “living memorial,” in this work, they questioned the way of life and how we view life. In KENPOKU ART 2016, BCL will be presenting a project involving making origami out of Kenpoku-made washi paper that has been infused with “DNA origami” (nanoscale structures made by folding DNA chains). The project will be exhibited in the former Natural Recreation Village Management Center.